Location(s): United States; New York, South Carolina; Schenectady, Greenville
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Role Summary: The Micrositing Wind Resource Assessment (WRA) function will lead evaluations for wind farms, contribute to process development and execute digital wind strategy for world class wind turbine design and siting. You complete WRAs and optimize wind farms for sales technical support on Wind Turbine proposals and digital wind farm development.
Essential Responsibilities: As an integral part of GE’s Digital Wind Farm engineering team, this critical role in the front end of the business helps us understand the operating environment for our turbines, assessing their production capability as well as mechanical loading, and proposing ways to add customer value.
As the Micrositing Wind Resource Assessment, you will:
Support new units and services proposals by performing Wind Resource, Annual Energy Production, Turbine Layout Optimization and noise propagation Assessments
Translate measured wind conditions to wind resource characterizations and generate input conditions to Mechanical Loads Assessments
Develop solutions to increase customer value and enable digital wind farm optimization
Enhance GE’s digital wind strategy for speed, productivity and accuracy
Explore methods that utitilize mesoscale models to enable improved assessments of past and future site production and extended turbine life
Lead engineering programs to develop and evaluate methods to improve siting and optimization tools
Support multi-layer data structuring and software development
Track industry trends and R&D initiatives
Engage with internal and external parties
Proactively implement trends and new ideas into our internal processes in collaboration with the global WRA team
Lead Process changes allowing the team to achieve "Fulfillment Excellence" thru on-time delivery with first time quality for all proposals
Mentor team members regarding WRA process and technology improvements
Provide support to customers for wind resource assessment technical inquiries and communications, as well as review of customer specifications and site data including interfacing with product teams to facilitate implementation of new WTG offerings & features
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Science (Mechanical, Electrical, Physics, Atmospheric Science, or related) from an accredited college or university
Minimum of 5 years of related or similar professional work experience in Wind Resource Assessment
Experience in wind resource assessment, site screening and feasibility or micrositing issues in the wind energy development process
Experience with layout design and optimization for wind farms
Experience with WAsP, WAsP Engineering, OpenWind (or equivalent wind flow modeling), mesoscale wind methods, GIS tools, Wind Turbine micro-siting, and wind farm design
Software development and automation / digitalization experience
Experience designing and implementing digitization solutions to improve internal fulfillment processes and workflows
Experience providing technical support to sales, commercial and marketing functions
Customer negotiations for technical and commercial topics
Strong written, oral, & presentation skills
Ability and willingness to accept challenges outside of technical expertise / comfort zone
Self Motivated, Team player, with Demonstrated Creativity and Fulfillment
Master’s Degree or equivalent Advanced Degree from an accredited college or university
PhD from an accredited college or university
Strong proficiency in English, with fluency in other languages than English
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Locations: United States; New York, South Carolina; Schenectady, Greenville
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